July 7, 2011 ( – Superstar actor Brad Pitt has voiced his approval for New York’s legalization of same-sex “marriage,” calling for states across the U.S. to adopt similar laws.


“It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens,” said Pitt after the New York Senate passed the bill on June 24.

The actor’s support for New York’s same-sex “marriage” legislation comes as no surprise, given his history of vocal and monetary advocacy for its legalization.  In September 2008, the star made a $100,000 donation to the campaign against Proposition 8, which upheld true marriage and banned gay “marriage” in California.

“It is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit,” he said in a statement to this month. “No state should decide who can marry and who cannot.”

“Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage.”

Pitt, who has six children with actress Angelina Jolie, has said he would not mind at all if one of them were gay.

The star has vowed that he and Jolie would consider marriage only “when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” In a recent interview ( with USA Weekend, however, Pitt said his vow not to marry before same-sex “marriage” is legal may change.

“The kids ask about marriage,” he said. “It’s meaning more and more to them. So it’s something we’ve got to look at.”